The Zagreb Ballet is set to captivate audiences with a triple bill featuring three distinctive contemporary ballet works by Francesco Nappa, Massimiliano Volpini, and Philippe Kratz. This extraordinary evening showcases the talent of these renowned European choreographers, each offering a unique perspective on dance through their innovative and boundary-pushing creations. From connecting classical and contemporary styles to exploring new dance research, this performance promises to be a captivating journey into the world of movement and artistic expression.
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Francesco Nappa, Massimiliano Volpini, and Philippe Kratz bring their distinct choreographic voices to the stage
Francesco Nappa – “Scratch”:
In the first piece of the evening, choreographer Francesco Nappa combines dance, painting, and music to create a mesmerizing performance. Accompanied by the evocative music of Davide Dileo, Nappa’s choreography explores new dimensions of movement and challenges the dancers of the Zagreb Ballet to push their boundaries. With Mia Rejc Prajninger’s imaginative costume design and Valerio Tiberi’s mesmerizing lighting, “Scratch” promises to captivate the audience’s senses and ignite their imagination.
Massimiliano Volpini – “S”:
The second ballet of the evening, choreographed by Massimiliano Volpini, delves into the concept of sound and its relationship with movement. Set to the enchanting music of Soundwalk Collective, “S” takes the audience on a sensory journey, where dance and music intertwine to create a mesmerizing experience. Philippe Kratz’s scenography, Mia Rejc Prajninger’s costumes, and Valerio Tiberi’s lighting design combine to transport viewers into a world where the boundaries between sound and movement blur.
Philippe Kratz – “Phases”:
Closing the evening, Philippe Kratz presents “Phases,” a choreographic exploration that delves into the creative process itself. With music by Philip Glass, Michael Torke, and Steve Reich, Kratz’s conceptual choreography weaves together thematic improvisations, resulting in a thought-provoking and visually stunning piece. The Zagreb Ballet dancers, under the guidance of ballet master Andrej Barbanov, embrace the challenge of this distinctive work, showcasing their versatility and artistry.
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The audience will be immersed in a world where classical and contemporary dance intertwine
As the Zagreb Ballet presents this captivating triple bill, the audience will be immersed in a world where classical and contemporary dance intertwine. Francesco Nappa, Massimiliano Volpini, and Philippe Kratz bring their distinct choreographic voices to the stage, showcasing their remarkable talent and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. This extraordinary evening promises to captivate audiences, leaving them with a renewed appreciation for the limitless possibilities of dance and the power of movement to inspire and transport.